A driveway provides a smooth surface to park your vehicle and walk, and it also enhances the curb appeal of your property. But when a driveway needs resurfacing, it can be a safety hazard and harm the visual appeal of your home. To help you avoid these outcomes, here are three common signs that you need driveway resurfacing.
How to Know It's Time to Resurface a Driveway
1. Widespread Cracking
Over time and with regular use, it's natural for a driveway to suffer a few cracks. But if the cracks begin to overtake the surface, or some of them are particularly deep, driveway resurfacing should be a priority. Water can seep into cracks, freeze up, and expand, making the damage worse. Water can also penetrate the cracks and foundation of the driveway and cause structural problems.
Potholes result from the expansion and contraction of freezing and thawing groundwater beneath the surface. They start as weak spots in the driveway. When heavy vehicles routinely travel over them, they weaken and dent. A pothole can damage your vehicle, create a slip and fall hazard, and mar the appearance of the property. While filling in a pothole is a possibility, it may not correct the problem at its source, and a full driveway resurfacing will eventually be necessary.
Driveways can crumble from normal wear and tear, from the effects of aging or excessive sunlight, or from cracks or potholes that have worsened beyond repair. Loose bits of pavement will hit your car when driving over them, and people walking across the driveway will have a hard time gaining solid footing. If portions of your driveway are crumbling, resurfacing is the best option for ensuring a comfortable and attractive surface.
If you need reliable asphalt paving or snow removal, contact Guarco Construction in Granby, CT. We are family-owned and -operated, and have served Hartford County and the surrounding areas since 1974. We specialize in commercial and residential paving and snow removal. We are renowned for their friendly, dependable service, attention to detail, and competitive rates. Learn more about us online or call (860) 278-5558 to schedule your snow removal or asphalt paving.
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